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Whose Welfare?

Joan383 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:40 PM
Wrong ppotts, my friend is white and is adopting a little african girl and her brother (from Kenya) because she fears that if she adopts an American child some creep will come out of the woodwork and steal the child. The little waif she is adopting was found on the streets eating garbage, with her infant brother beside her. There is little chance that someone will ever claim these children. That's why she's going overseas, because she can't trust the American judiciary to do the right thing.

If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children.

The theory behind the Indian Child Welfare Act is that an American Indian child should be raised in an American Indian culture.

Based on that theory, a newborn baby of American Indian ancestry, who was adopted immediately after birth by a white couple, was at 27 months of age taken away from the only parents she has ever known and given...